Author Archives: Jim Baker

The Warrior Ethos [book review]

I’ve really been loving youtube.  I like finding interviews with interesting people. The other day I saw an interview with Mad Dog Mattis. He mentioned the Commandant’s reading list.  I love to see the books that other people are recommending. One that jumped out to me was The Warrior Ethos by Steven Pressfield.  You’ve probably […]

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Hows Your Plan?

Why can’t I make forward progress?! I know what I want to do, but when I try to get there it just doesn’t work! This morning I took time to write out a morning routine.  I put it on paper, well digital paper, but it was no longer a thought in my head, but a […]

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Maybe I’ll Use This Someday…

I was at my parents over Thanksgiving and thought to myself… “My parents keep a much cleaner house now…” Then it dawned on me. Oh. Maybe it’s because I don’t live with them anymore. I love tidiness.  And when I say I love it, that doesn’t mean I do it.  I’m currently typing this on my […]

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Faithfulness and Goal Setting

I love dreaming.  I love  thinking about an ideal future. Today I feel an urgency to get some of my dreams out of dream mode and drag them into reality with some written goals. That is the difference between head in the clouds dreaming a real concrete vision.  A good leader can see the ideal […]

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We Miss You Cowboy

Last year I received a phone call from Jimmie.  Through tears he told me that our friend Cowboy had passed.  I remember sitting later in Jimmie’s lawn and our friend Ben came by and we all kind of stared at nothing together.  I met Cowboy for the first time when he was speaking at a […]

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Gently Instruct and Keep Learning

Don’t take for granted what you’ve been taught. Not everyone has had the same privilege to learn what you know. As I wrote this thought down this morning, I felt like the Lord spoke “gently instruct” to my mind and so I looked up that phrase knowing it was in the Bible.  Here it is. […]

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Bowling With A 9 y/o Homeless Kid

Another Friday had rolled around, this was going to be my last time hanging out with B.  (Read part 1 here.)   before we left.  I wanted to take him to a movie, because I didn’t think he probably got to go to the movies very much.  I picked up Ben at the YWAM base and […]

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My Day With A 9 Y/O Homeless Kid

A couple weeks ago, a woman, we’ll call her Ms. E, at church came up to me while we were cleaning up church and asked me what we were doing while we were here. I told her a bit of what we were doing. She went on to tell me she has been spending some […]

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UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Do you remember when angelfire was the webhosting platform and everyone had an animated gif of a yellow road sign that said under construction? Anyway, we’re working with Bryan Switalski from SWISSCO to give jimjessbaker.com a facelift.  And we’re going to be working on releasing some great new content soon too So if you stop […]

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